FR-3xb

MUSIC IN EXPANSION IN COMPACT DIMENSION

The FR-3xb is the perfect fusion of traditional accordion performance and modern digital functionality. Imagine a world-class lineup of accordions and orchestral instruments in one convenient instrument, all instantly selectable and controllable. With new bellows pressure-sensing circuitry, the FR-3xb provides faster response and higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of the bellows opening and closing. In addition, the new bellows resistance regulator lets you adjust the bellows’ inertia for the ultimate in comfort and playing feel. The USB host capability allows you to customize the onboard orchestra and accordion sounds, to save/load user program data, and to manage MP3s and wave-file playback. Lightweight and portable the FR-3xb is perfect for students, accordion hobbyists, as well as stage performers.

Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa, Italy

Description

FEATURE

  • Faster response and higher sensitivity of the bellows, thanks to the new bellows sensor
  • Bellows Resistance Regulator to adjust the bellows’ inertia
  • USB Flash Memory connector to store your settings
  • Powerful onboard amplification system
  • Super realistic accordion simulations
  • Drum parts to be played with your left hand
  • It can be powered using 10 AA type rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
  • Also available in a luxurious white version, with beautifully-decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.

Sophisticated Bellows Response

Faster response, higher sensitivity and precision, plus detection of bellows opening/closing with new bellows pressure-sensing circuitry. A bellows resistance regulator knob allows you to adjust the bellows’ inertia to your preference.

Super Realistic Accordion Simulations

All sounds the FR-3xb produces were obtained by sampling popular traditional acoustic accordions. This V-Accordion allows you to switch from an Italian jazz accordion to German folk, French musette or Russian bajan sound – without changing your technique. Also the Virtual Tone Wheel is available to play amazing organ sounds in almost the same way as an organ player, using the treble section. You can also add a rotary effect (slow/fast). The FR-3xb also allows you to enjoy playing simple drum parts with your left hand (bass and chord sections).

Stand-alone Electronic Instrument

Though the FR-3xb is a fully electronic instrument, you do not need to connect it to an amplifier in order to produce sounds. Its onboard amplification system is perfect for small venues, restaurants, etc. The FR-3xb can also be powered using 10 commercially available rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, so that you don’t need to connect it to a wall outlet.

Save Your Settings to a USB Storage Device

You can save your settings by connecting an optional USB memory to the FR-3xb’s USB port. The USB host also allows you to customize orchestra and accordion sounds and to save the user program data.

Superb Performance Flexibility

The FR-3xb allows you to control external MIDI-compatible instruments. The Treble keyboard and chord/bass buttons are velocity-sensitive, whilst the bellows controller provides more articulation possibilities than any other MIDI keyboard, MIDI wind instrument, etc. that you may be familiar with.

Also Available in an Exclusive, Special Edition

Lightweight, compact and equipped with the same features as the standard FR-3xb, the white version model looks gorgeous, with beautifully-decorated bellows and genuine leather and Alcantara® straps.

Alcantara® is a registered trademark of Alcantara Spa, Italy

KEYBOARD, BASS & BELLOWS

Right hand

92 buttons, velocity sensitive


Left hand

120 velocity-sensitive bass buttons


Treble modes

C Griff Europe, C Griff 2, B Griff Bajan, B Griff Fin, D Griff 1, D Griff 2
Modes: Standard, Free Bass, Orch.Bass, Orch.Chord, Orch. Free Bass
Free Bass modes: Minor 3rd, Bajan, Fifth, N. Europe, Finnish


Bellows

New sensor for the detection of bellows pressure (high-resolution pressure sensor), Bellows resistance regulator: wheel with fine adjustment


SOUND SOURCE

Tones

21 accordion Set + 4 User Set, each including: 14 Treble registers, 7 Bass registers, 7 Free Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Bass registers, 7 Orchestra Chord registers, 7 Orchestra Free Bass registers, 10 orchestral sounds, 10 organ sounds


Treble reed footages

4


Bass reed footages

5


Chord reed footages

3


Free Bass footages

2


Wave ROM

64MB of waveforms (8+8MB expansion sounds)


Max polyphony

128 voices


Orchestral Sounds

10: Trombone, Trumpet, T Sax, A Sax, Clarinet, Harmonica, Violin, Flute, El. PianoOrg, Strings


Orchestral Bass Sounds

7: Acoustic, Bowed, Fingered, Fretless, Picked, Tuba, Tuba Mix


Orchestral Free Bass Sounds

7: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc. Organ, Ac. Guitar, Ac. Piano


Orchestral Chord Sounds

7: Trombone, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Perc. Organ, Ac. Guitar, Ac. Piano


Organ Sounds

10: Perc Jazz, Jazz Ballad, Distort Organ, Full Organ, Overdr Organ, Popular Organ, Ligh Jazz, Bossa, Latin, Light Latin


PBM (PHYSICAL BEHAVIOR MODELING)

Noises

Stopping-reed growl, closing valve noise, left button noise


Individual reed simulation

Hysteresis threshold, expression curve, pressure variant filter, pressure variant pitch deviation


Reed sound wave switching

By bellows acceleration, by note repetition speed


MUSETTE TUNING

Micro tuning presets: 16 (Off, Dry, Classic, F-Folk, American L/H, North Europe, German L/H, D-Folk L/H, Alpine, Italian L/ H, French, Scottish)

EFFECTS

Reverb: 8 types, Chorus: 8 types, Rotary (Slow/Fast) for organ sounds, “Cassotto” and “Sordina” simulation

PANEL CONTROLS

Knobs

VOL, Treble/Bass BAL, Reverb, Chorus Panel Switches: 10 Treble registers + Set, 7 Bass registers, USER PROGRAM button, ORGAN/ORCHESTRA, SORDINA switch, POWER switch

OPERATION MODE

ORCHESTRA/ORGAN modes

Solo, Dual, High, Low


Wave/MP3 player

Play/Pause, Stop/Reset


Bass to Treble

On/Off


Bass

On/Off


Octave

Down, 0, Up (for Treble and Orchestra) 10 User Program memories


OTHERS

Display

LED, 3 x 7 segments


Rated Power Output

2 x 11W RMS


Speakers

2 x 10cm speakers (neodymium transducer magnets)


Power supply

Batteries (AA-type rechargeable Ni-MH x 10), Supplied PSB-7U adaptor: AC117V, 220V, 230V, 240V


Onboard Connectors

OUTPUT sockets (L/Mono, R/Mono), PHONES socket USB memory port, MIDI OUT/IN socket (function adjustable via MIDI parameter), DC IN socket: for supplied Roland PSB-7U adaptor


Supplied accessories

External AC adapter, Owner’s Manual, Reference caps for the bass buttons, Reference caps for the treble buttons (FR-3x button type), Accordion cloth, Straps, Battery holder (pre-installed in compartment)


Option

Accordion soft bag


SIZE AND WEIGHT

Width

470 mm
18-9/16 inches


Depth

240 mm
9-1/2 inches


Height

390 mm
15-3/8 inches


Weight

8.0 kg
17 lbs. 11 oz.

INTRODUCING
PERFECT SOUND

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